Truven Health Analytics Announces 100 Top Hospitals Award

Truven Health Analytics Announces 100 Top Hospitals Award Winners for 2015
Top U.S. Facilities Achieve Lower Mortality Rates, Fewer Complications,
Shorter Patient Stays, and Reduced Readmission Rates
Ann Arbor, MI, March 2, 2015 — Truven Health AnalyticsTM today released its annual study identifying
the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance.
The study found that the 100 Top Hospitals® have roughly a half-day shorter patient length of stay, 4
percent fewer complications, and 5.9 percent lower risk-adjusted mortality rates. The winners also
performed better than peer-group hospitals on 30-day readmissions for heart failure, heart attack and
other conditions. On a regional basis, 14 of this year’s 100 Top Hospitals were based in California, more
than from any other state. Ohio and Illinois had the second-largest number of hospitals on the list, with
10 each.
Based on the results of this year’s study, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as
those treated in the award-winning facilities:
Nearly 126,500 additional lives could be saved
$1.8 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
Nearly 109,000 additional patients could be complication-free
The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
Episode of illness expense would be 2 percent lower than the peer average
If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater.
“The 2015 100 Top study results have identified 100 hospitals that have been objectively proven to
provide high value to their communities. Employers and payers are increasingly seeking network
hospitals that consistently provide high value — hospitals that deliver higher quality, higher satisfaction
and lower cost,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president, 100 Top Hospitals Programs at Truven
Health Analytics. “The 100 Top Hospitals study is designed to identify highly effective leadership teams
that have achieved high performance across the whole hospital’s balanced performance clinically,
operationally and financially, and have generated high patient perception of care.”
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® is the most comprehensive, rigorous study of its kind,
incorporating public data; proprietary, risk-adjusted and peer-reviewed methodologies; and key
performance metrics to arrive at an objective balanced scorecard measuring current performance and
long-term improvement. It evaluates performance in 11 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient
safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards
of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart
attack), heart failure, pneumonia; and new for this year, Medicare Spend per Beneficiary (Medicare
Spend). The addition of Medicare Spend leverages CMS data to evaluate the cost incurred for an episode
of care across settings pre- and post-discharge for Medicare patients. The study has been conducted
annually since 1993.
For the seventh year, Truven Health Analytics is also recognizing the 100 Top Hospitals Everest Award
winners — those hospitals among the 100 winners that delivered the greatest rate of improvement over
five years. This year, there are 17 Everest Award winners.
“These 100 Top Hospitals are proving once again that it is possible to improve quality while operating
their organizations more efficiently,” said Mike Boswood, president and CEO of Truven Health Analytics.
“All the key measures of hospital performance – patient mortality rates, complications, length of stay,
readmissions and financial performance – are improving measurably among these industry leaders,
despite the challenges of healthcare reform and an aging population. We salute the 100 Top Hospitals as
the pinnacle of healthcare delivery in this country.”
To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated 3,000 short-term, acutecare, non-federal hospitals. They used public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider
Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply, and
winners do not pay to market this honor.
For 22 years, the 100 Top Hospitals program has collaborated with top academics to uncover the impact
organizational leadership has on the performance and best practices within the nation’s top healthcare
organizations. The quantitative study is also unique in that it evaluates hospitals on measures of overall
organizational performance combined with long-term rates of improvement. The measures are equally
weighted and hospitals are only compared against similar facilities in terms of size and teaching status.
The study criteria and methodologies have set the standard for objective quality evaluation of acute
care hospitals, as illustrated by its selection by the U.S. National Institute for Standards and Technology
to validate performance of Baldridge Award winners.
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Major Teaching Hospitals
Advocate Christ Medical Center – Oak Lawn, IL
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center – Chicago, IL
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital – Park Ridge, IL
Christiana Care Health System – Newark, DE*
Duke University Hospital – Durham, NC
Emory University Hospital – Atlanta, GA
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital – Columbus, OH*
Providence Hospital and Medical Center – Southfield, MI*
Rush University Medical Center – Chicago, IL
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital – Ann Arbor, MI
St. Luke's University Hospital – Bethlehem – Bethlehem, PA
Stanford Hospital – Stanford, CA
UC San Diego Medical Center – San Diego, CA
University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers – Ann Arbor, MI
Teaching Hospitals
Abbott Northwestern Hospital – Minneapolis, MN
Aspirus Wausau Hospital – Wausau, WI*
Banner Boswell Medical Center – Sun City, AZ
Billings Clinic Hospital – Billings, MT
Kettering Medical Center – Kettering, OH
LDS Hospital – Salt Lake City, UT
McKay-Dee Hospital Center – Ogden, UT
Mercy Medical Center – Cedar Rapids, IA
Meriter Hospital – Madison, WI
Mission Hospital – Asheville, NC
North Colorado Medical Center – Greeley, CO
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital – Columbus, OH*
PIH Health Hospital – Whittier, CA
Poudre Valley Hospital – Fort Collins, CO
Riverside Medical Center – Kankakee, IL
Rose Medical Center – Denver, CO
Saint Thomas West Hospital – Nashville, TN
Saint Vincent Hospital – Worcester, MA
Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center – Scottsdale, AZ
Scripps Green Hospital – La Jolla, CA
St. Cloud Hospital – St. Cloud, MN
St. Luke's Hospital – Cedar Rapids, IA
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital – Indianapolis, IN
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento – Sacramento, CA*
Virginia Hospital Center – Arlington, VA
Large Community Hospitals
Advocate Condell Medical Center – Libertyville, IL*
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital – Downers Grove, IL
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center – Medford, OR
Beverly Hospital – Beverly, MA
Centinela Hospital Medical Center – Inglewood, CA
Central DuPage Hospital – Winfield, IL
Delray Medical Center – Delray Beach, FL*
Hamilton Medical Center – Dalton, GA*
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital – Houston, TX
Little Company of Mary Hospital – Evergreen Park, IL*
Mercy Hospital – Coon Rapids, MN
Mercy Hospital Springfield – Springfield, MO
Mosaic Life Care – Saint Joseph, MO*
Paradise Valley Hospital – National City, CA
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center – Torrance, CA
Roper Hospital – Charleston, SC
St. David's Medical Center – Austin, TX
St. Francis Downtown – Greenville, SC
Stormont-Vail HealthCare – Topeka, KS
West Florida Hospital – Pensacola, FL
Medium Community Hospitals
Aurora BayCare Medical Center – Green Bay, WI
Blanchard Valley Hospital – Findlay, OH
Chino Valley Medical Center – Chino, CA
Desert Valley Hospital – Victorville, CA
Dupont Hospital – Fort Wayne, IN
French Hospital Medical Center – San Luis Obispo, CA
Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center – Garden Grove, CA
Holland Hospital – Holland, MI
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital – Sugar Land, TX*
Lawrence Memorial Hospital – Lawrence, KS
Logan Regional Hospital – Logan, UT
Maple Grove Hospital – Maple Grove, MN
Mercy Hospital Anderson – Cincinnati, OH*
Shasta Regional Medical Center – Redding, CA
St. David's Round Rock Medical Center – Round Rock, TX
St. John Medical Center – Westlake, OH
St. Vincent Carmel Hospital – Carmel, IN
Sycamore Medical Center – Miamisburg, OH
Timpanogos Regional Hospital – Orem, UT
West Valley Medical Center – Caldwell, ID
Small Community Hospitals
Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh – Oshkosh, WI
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital – Saint Louis, MO
Buffalo Hospital – Buffalo, MN
Fort Madison Community Hospital – Fort Madison, IA*
Greer Memorial Hospital – Greer, SC*
Hill Country Memorial Hospital – Fredericksburg, TX
Lakeview Hospital – Bountiful, UT
Mercy Defiance Hospital – Defiance, OH
OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital – Dublin, OH
Parkview Huntington Hospital – Huntington, IN
Renown South Meadows Medical Center – Reno, NV*
Riverton Hospital – Riverton, UT
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast – Miramar Beach, FL
Samaritan Regional Health System – Ashland, OH
St. Francis Regional Medical Center – Shakopee, MN
St. Joseph's Hospital Breese – Breese, IL*
Sutter Tracy Community Hospital – Tracy, CA
Tanner Medical Center-Villa Rica – Villa Rica, GA
Valley View Medical Center – Cedar City, UT
Woodwinds Health Campus – Woodbury, MN
About the 100 Top Hospitals Report
The 100 Top Hospitals report is published annually in March, and is available at
Hospitals may also request customized benchmark reports and comparative analysis on the 100 Top
Hospitals by contacting 800-525-9083, option 4, or by visiting Learn more about
new metrics in consideration for 2016, including expanded core measures and 30-day extended
outcomes measures.
About the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® Program
Since 1993, the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals program has used independent and objective research
to guide hospital and health system performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor, or
pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems prove that better care is
possible and provide an example for other organizations to follow across the industry. The 100 Top
Hospitals award winners demonstrate top performance on both how patients are cared for through
clinical measures and how the hospital performs as an efficient business. 100 Top Hospitals is a
registered trademark of Truven Health Analytics. Visit for more information.
About Truven Health Analytics
Truven Health Analytics delivers the answers our clients need to improve healthcare quality and
access while reducing costs. We provide market leading performance improvement built on data
integrity and empirical truth. For more than 30 years, our insights and solutions have been
providing hospitals and clinicians, employers and health plans, state and federal government agencies,
life sciences firms and policymakers the confidence they need to make decisions that directly affect the
health and wellbeing of people and organizations in the US and around the world.
Truven Health Analytics owns some of the most trusted brands in healthcare, such as Micromedex,
ActionOI, 100 Top Hospitals, MarketScan, Advantage Suite, and Simpler. Truven Health has its principal
offices in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago; and Denver. For more information, please visit
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